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Poster: ringolevio Date: Sep 27, 2011 11:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Not Syd - The Greatest Gig in the Sky

>A few years can make a difference, for sure, cuz it sounds like you were actually paying attention in ’70, whereas I was watching the Partridge Family.

LOL - I think we are the same age, 'cus that is exactly what I was doing in 1970.

>Anyway, I was most definitely not hip in any way at all in high school. I instinctively didn’t care for a lot of what was popular – Boston, Frampton, Steve Miller Band, Kiss

Aaaccckkk please don't remind me of high school, musically, that is, they were very dark days ... my high school class chose FOREIGNER - Double Vision - as theme song for the prom. How does one drag oneself out of such muck and mire? I do confess to having liked Frampton at the time.

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Sep 27, 2011 11:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Not Syd - The Greatest Gig in the Sky

At least my high school Class of '70 had a little more taste - our yearbook theme inspiration was Come Together by the Beatles, and the cover featured somewhat psychedelic art ...

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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 27, 2011 11:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Not Syd - The Greatest Gig in the Sky

Ha! There is a name for those bands (Boston, Kansas, etc., etc.): "70s Butt Rock" (which was actually conveyed to me by my very hip kids, 30 yrs later...).

What's significant is that we did recognize that some folks of quality were coming along, but we had to get over ourselves and the obsession with the DEAD to sort thru them (THeads, Ramones, Police even--pop, but good, etc., etc.).

I will say that though EVERYONE got sick of Frampton in 76 (from Winterland!), he did some excellent work with Humble Pie, and deserves some credit for having paid his dues...

The best version of a Buddy Holly song live was done by them (Heartbeat? Hmmm...something like that), IMHO.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Sep 27, 2011 12:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Not Syd - The Greatest Gig in the Sky

70s Butt Rock

That's about right. Deplorable, deplorable!